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Best time to visit Chitral, Pakistan

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The best time to visit Chitral is January-February

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Chitral such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, January-February is the best time of year to go.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Chitral can reach a maximum of 23℃ (73℉). The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as -21℃ (-5℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Chitral, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around August. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Chitral in April – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Keep reading to find all the info you need (and none of the stuff you don’t) about the best times to go to Chitral. By the time you get to the bottom, you’ll be ready to start booking your trip.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

December

Most daylight

August

Chitral seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Chitral as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Chitral is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Chitral

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Chitral for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Chitral climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Chitral for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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NOV
DEC

Chitral in January

  • Average temperature: -11℃ (12℉)
  • Average high temperature: -6℃ (22℉)
  • Average low temperature: -16℃ (4℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 4 days
  • Average snow days: 11 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitral in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Chitral in February

  • Average temperature: -10℃ (15℉)
  • Average high temperature: -5℃ (24℉)
  • Average low temperature: -15℃ (6℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 4 days
  • Average snow days: 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitral in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Chitral in March

  • Average temperature: -5℃ (24℉)
  • Average high temperature: -1℃ (31℉)
  • Average low temperature: -10℃ (15℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitral in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Chitral in April

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 55mm (2") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 15 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitral in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Chitral in May

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 53%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitral in May, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Chitral in June

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 42%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitral in June, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Chitral in July

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 40%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 7 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitral in July, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Chitral in August

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 40%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 7 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitral in August, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Chitral in September

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 37%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitral in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Chitral in October

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 41%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 3 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitral in October, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Chitral in November

  • Average temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average high temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average low temperature: -7℃ (20℉)
  • Average humidity: 53%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 4 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitral in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Chitral in December

  • Average temperature: -9℃ (17℉)
  • Average high temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average low temperature: -12℃ (10℉)
  • Average humidity: 53%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 3 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitral in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Chitral is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 18℃ (65℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Chitral is generally around December. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in December first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Chitral is generally around April, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of April too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Chitral, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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